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Lot 245: 12 bottles 2002 Rousseau Chambertin in OCB
Lot 364: 12 bottles 2002 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot in OWC
Lot 607: 12 bottles 1961 Chateau Latour
Three of the auction’s Top Lots included:
Lot 245: 12 bottles 2002 Rousseau Chambertin in OCB
Lot 364: 12 bottles 2002 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot in OWC
Lot 607: 12 bottles 1961 Chateau Latour
New York City – April 8, 2019 – Collectors scooped up nearly $5 million in fine and rare wines for their cellars as Acker set 137 New World Records this past weekend in New York City. Part II of the exclusive “Chalet Collection”—one of Europe’s preeminent cellars making a repeat performance—led the auction with numerous records from Burgundy’s iconic estates such as Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Comte Liger-Belair, Leroy, Domaine Leflaive and Raveneau. A noteworthy collection of Bruno Giacosa also tickled collectors’ fancies as the Italian legend set nine New World Records.

A rare six-bottle set of 2005 DRC Romanee Conti topped the auction this weekend, selling for $105,400. A 12-bottle lot of the legendary 1961 Chateau Latour followed at $49,600, succeeded in the rankings by two DRC Assortments in OWCs—1997 and 2011 from the Chalet Collection—as well as a 6-bottle lot of 1971 Giacosa Barolo Rocche di Castiglione Falletto Riserva, each selling for $39,680. The hammer went down for $37,200 on a rare banded Methuselah in OWC of 2001 DRC La Tache. Completing the sale’s Top 10 lots were a 12-bottle OCB of 2002 Rousseau Chambertin, a 12-bottle OWC of 2002 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot, three successive six-bottle parcel lots of the 2005 DRC La Tache and a 12-bottle lot of the 2005 DRC Richebourg—all of which sold for $34,720. 

“The list of greatest hits from the Chalet Collection would be too long to write, but you saw many of them firsthand in this weekend’s auction. It is always a thrill to offer wines from this extensive collection,” said Acker Chairman John Kapon, noting this auction set the stage for an important and distinct series of auctions by Acker, starting April 27 in Hong Kong. 

“We will continue our run of amazing auctions with our first spirits auction in Hong Kong next month,  then one of the largest and most comprehensive offerings of Sine Qua Non wines by Elaine and Manfred Krankl in May in New York, followed by the personal collection of Rudi Wiest in June, which, to my knowledge, represents the deepest collection in North America of famous and super-rare German wines,” Kapon added. “And, of course, as our annual tradition has it, we will offer more wines direct from the incredible cellar of Comte Liger-Belair in June in Hong Kong. The schedule is still action packed before we break for summer!” 

Tapping into the energy and demand for world-class whiskies and other spirits, Acker, the Number One Wine Auction Firm in the World, will conduct its first dedicated Spirits Auction in Hong Kong on May 11. On May 15, Acker will bring the domestic king of Syrah to New York City by way of Sine Qua Non (SQN), offering one of the largest and most comprehensive auctions ever of this West Coast cult winery.  Proceeds of the consignment will be donated to two charities, one of which will be selected by founders Elaine and Manfred Krankl. On June 8, the Comte Louis-Michel Liger-Belair returns to Hong Kong in an exciting finale to the first six months of the live auction season, along with the remarkable personal collection of Rudi Wiest, the renowned importer of Germany’s most noble wines, which will be auctioned in New York City on June 19
For more information about the upcoming auctions, or about consigning wines, visit and download the catalog.
Highlights from the April 6 “Chalet Collection” auction in New York City
16 6 btls 1990 Jacques Selosse Vintage Champagne $16,120
39 2 mags 2008 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose $2,976
48 6 btls 2001 Coche-Dury Meursault Caillerets $7,440
62 3 btls 2004 d'Auvenay (Leroy) Chevalier Montrachet $16,120
72 6 btls 2004 d'Auvenay (Leroy) Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres $11,780
76 1 btl 2010 DRC Montrachet $9,300
92 2 btls 1970 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet $3,472
94 6 mags 2004 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet $11,160
136 3 mags 1989 Ramonet Montrachet $32,240
207 1 mag 1953 Chateau Margaux $9,300
223 12 btls 1995 Chateau Petrus $29,760
245 12 btls 2002 A. Rousseau Chambertin $34,720
273 1 mag 2008 Liger-Belair Echezeaux $4,340
276 12 btls 2005 Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau $8,680
282 12 btls 2007 Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Reignots $19,840
291 6 btls 2006 d'Auvenay (Leroy) Bonnes Mares $24,800
295 12 btls 2007 DRC Assortment $39,680
300 1 jero 2002 DRC Echezeaux $11,780
316 2 mags 1991 DRC La Tache $29,760
319 1 meth 2001 DRC La Tache $37,200
330 4 mags 2001 DRC Richebourg $27,280
364 12 btls 2002 Domaine Leroy Clos de Vougeot $34,720
383 2 btls 2010 G. Roumier Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses $9,300
428 8 btls 1990 J.L. Chave Hermitage $8,680
444 12 btls 1962 Vega Sicilia Unico $17,360
454C 6 btls 2005 DRC La Tache $34,720
454G 6 btls 2005 DRC Romanee Conti $105,400
461 3 btls 2009 Chateau Cheval Blanc $2,976
519 1 btl 2005 Domaine Leroy Richebourg $5,580
554 1 D. mag 2007 Gaja Barolo Sperss $3,224
607 12 btls 1961 Chateau Latour $49,600
619 3 btls 1978 B. Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano Riserva $11,780
643 6 btls 1971 B. Giacosa Barolo Rocche di Castiglione Falletto Riserva $39,680
665 2 btls 1989 Raveneau Chablis Valmur $3,224
689 4 btls 1991 A. Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze $29,760
691 1 btl 1971 J. Drouhin Musigny $4,960
700 2 btls 1971 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino $8,680
701 4 btls 1990 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino $11,160
789 2 btls 1978 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline $10,540
795 1 jero 1999 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques VV $3,968
887 1 btl 1995 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon $4,340